This week I worked on a shape manipulation training that taught me how to create different shapes using the direct selection / pen tool, as well as combining/subtracting certain parts of shapes. I made this lil pattern, pretty neat:
The coolest part of this training was getting to mess around with this bird that was created out of a bunch of overlapping, trimmed ellipses:
I used this tool I’ve never even heard of on illustrator called the shape builder to add and subtract parts of each of these shapes, eventually creating this lil birdy!:
Pretty fun. Would love to play around with this tool for some logo design fun.